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WW2 P38

#1 Post by M67 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:11 am

When I was about ten years old I searched every part of the family house. Finally in the attic, I found this pistol under a wooden floor. I searched for the ammo also, but I could not find it.
The pistol was from my father. Then he discovered I had found her. He showed it. We also fired a few bullets a couple of times, disassembled it together, cleaned it and re-oiled it. I legalized the pistol years ago. She is byf43. The gun is a precious memory of my father, who passed away in 2011.
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#2 Post by luigi » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:15 pm

Great Heirloom for your family.

Did you remove/clean the firing pin & empty chamber indicator? It was pretty tricky for me to get the cover snapped back into place!! LOL

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#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:46 pm

Neat story and family tale. So like the look of the reddish grips on those p-38s...

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#4 Post by M67 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:25 pm

It is not a fairytale. It does completely true.
»You're a disgrace. I'd like to know how you got to be a Captain, anyway. »Yossarian: »You promoted me.« Colonel Cathcart: » That has got nothing to do with it.«

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#5 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:47 pm

M67 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:25 pm
It is not a fairytale. It does completely true.
Would never doubt you

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#6 Post by M67 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:05 pm

I know! Hard to believe but a huge part of my collection is from attics, old houses etc.
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#7 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:20 pm

M67 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:05 pm
I know! Hard to believe but a huge part of my collection is from attics, old houses etc.
You know for me as a collector, over here we never had to hide our guns or had a major war or two fought in the area that made such wonderful finding stories. Our Civil war is now 160+ years away so anything found in a barn from that time has been found or is in pretty bad condition. I so like reading how you find not only cool guns, but many times exotic eastern European arms to boot.

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